Petrel 1 still worth buying?

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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby theonly_JT » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:45 pm

I have the Perdix and have used a Sola on the same hand and haven't had/noticed any problems with the compass.

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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby jeffgerritsen » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:15 pm

You'll love your petrel!!!!

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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby bschnabel » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:23 am

Thanks, found a 35 dive petrel 2 and pulled the trigger. Think I got an ok deal, it looks brand new. Can't wait to get in the water.

Any idea if having a sola light on the same hand as my computer will affect the compas?

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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby Jeff Pack » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:43 pm

Jeff Pack wrote:Add Helium dropped the prices on the petrelss to 400$


both are sold
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby CaptnJack » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:40 pm

bradmond wrote:could this be an option?

https://www.divegearexpress.com/dive-ri ... omputer-v2


You'll be much happier with a reliably supported Canadian shearwater more than any other made for a few years then discontinued competitor
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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby Jeff Pack » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:01 pm

Add Helium dropped the prices on the petrelss to 400$
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.

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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby dlh » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:45 pm

If you find a good price, go ahead and buy it. The Petrel v1 vs v2 difference is minor. Even the much older Predators are great computers and still well supported with Software updates and service by Shearwater.
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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby Jeff Pack » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:12 pm

the ones on AH are 500$, personally I'd offer them less.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.

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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby CaptnJack » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:42 pm

How much under $500? $499 probably not quite worth that IMHO. $400 I would say is fair. $350 is a steal.

You don't need the compass and its otherwise functionally identical. Just be sure to update the software, shearwater is frequently sending software updates. Its a snap to update via Bluetooth.
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Re: Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby Jeff Pack » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:57 am

Only real difference is the compass. I thought I saw a used petrel on add helium pre owned, you might check.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.

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Petrel 1 still worth buying?

Postby bschnabel » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:56 am

I have found a good deal on a used Shearwater Petrel 1, under $500. Is it worth buying, or shell out the extra $100+ or so on the used market for a Petrel 2? From what I have found there aren't many differences between the two, but info is slim. If anyone has a used Shearwater that they are willing to part with cheap let me know. I will be using it for rec diving, some Nitrox. My current computer is having backlight issues and want to upgrade to one that will last me through whatever diving I can do, and have OLED or LED lights.

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